Sam Raimi Reveals a Fascinating Link between Doctor Strange 2 and Evil Dead

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With the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Sam Raimi has successfully debuted as a director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
A scene from the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Director Sam Raimi has successfully envisioned Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which is the very reason that it has become the first MCU film to send characters from the universe into the multiverse as the multiverse concept was implemented in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was the first MCU film to bring characters from the multiverse into our universe.

Link Between Doctor Strange 2 and Evil Dead

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Evil Dead
Link between Doctor Strange 2 and Evil Dead

By the end of the original Disney+ series WandaVision, MCU fans became well aware of the evil book known as the Darkhold that contains powerfully dangerous, dark magic, and it has a corrupting force on those who read it.


In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, this evil book, the Darkhold has a significant role in the plot. What you might not be aware of is that Doctor Strange 2 is connected to another major franchise from director Sam Raimi.

According to the filmmaker, there is a direct relationship between the Darkhold and the Necronomicon – the evil book that is the epicentre of everything bad in the Evil Dead movies.

In an interview with Cinemablend, the director was asked if he sees a link between the Darkhold in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Necronomicon from Evil Dead, to which he gave a positive answer.


“Yes, I do. There are always those evil books in these stories. And that’s just another bad one of those books,” Raimi responded.

In all the Evil Dead movies, The Necronomicon or The Book of the Dead is an ancient spellbook that is written in human blood and bounded in human flesh.

In the Evil Dead from 1981, a group of college students come across The Necronomicon while spending a vacation in the woods, and after reading from it, they get trapped in malicious energy that begins to possess and destroy them.


The Necronomicon has been featured in all of the Evil Dead movies – including The Evil DeadEvil Dead IIArmy of Darkness, and Evil Dead – and has also been featured in the television series Ash vs. Evil Dead starring Bruce Campbell.

How Multiverse is connected?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
The Multiverse of Madness

Hence, The Necronomicon has a fascinating link to the Darkhold which is the multiverse. The Multiverse contains an infinite number of realities which means there is an infinite number of books that are purely evil. In the MCU, that book is named the Darkhold while in the Evil Dead universe, it is called The Necronomicon.

Hence, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness will be a rollercoaster ride to different universes and what lies in the future is still unknown.




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